Georgia - Hybrid Logistics, Secrets of Motivation, & Leading thru New Digital Learning Experience Standards
11:00 – 4:00 pm each day Eastern Standard Time
This event is EduJedi Leadership Society Certified, educator attendees may claim a credential for attendance and certificate sent via email.
This virtual event is free to all educators. The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel News Media & Research are responding to School and District needs with regional virtual 2-day events to bring both nationally significant insights and foster togetherness with local leaders sharing.
Everyone responding to Learning Counsel surveys nationwide, over 27,000 educators from administrations in districts, schools and states, are concerned about defining what’s normal now. Concerns range from streamlining lesson planning to recapturing missing students to managing special needs remotely. The biggest two things were motivation and logistics.
85% of educators are concerned about Student Motivation as their key issue in hybrid or remote learning.
70% of administrators are concerned about the logistics of time and space in hybrid schooling and what that does to teaching.
Learning Counsel has therefore put together special discussions centered around these two things primarily plus a much-needed new digital characteristics terms dictionary, and more.
Tues. Nov. 17th 11:00-4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Day 1 - Hybrid Logistics & Secrets of Motivation
11:00-11:30 a.m. Educator Session on Hybrid Organizing: title and speaker TBD
11:30-12:00 a.m. Educator Session on Hybrid Organizing: title and speaker TBD
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn
1:00-2:00 p.m. Hybrid Logistics: Best Practices
LeiLani Cauthen, CEO & Publisher, Learning Counsel News Media & Research
Description: What are the best practices being used in moving to hybrid, the behind-the-scenes logistics? Interesting gaps have emerged that tech is rushing in to help. New ideas like deploying PODs (Parents Over Development) teacher- leaders for neighborhoods to limit large gatherings on campuses, disassembling class structure into independent and distributed multi-grade home-rooms, partitioned on a campus, with tech to intersect students with teachers via auto-cohorting based on personalized pace for live or virtual classes using layered automated calendars tied to curriculum maps, and more. From the “we’re doing it on spreadsheets,” to the high-end systems, America’s schools are committed to delivering on the learning promise. Find out what we’ve identified from numerous successful districts and schools, and what is yet to come now that hybrid and remote learning is here for all.
2:00-2:30 p.m. Educator Session on Hybrid Organizing: title and speaker TBD
2:30-3:00 p.m. Educator Session on Hybrid Organizing: title and speaker TBD
3:00-4:00 p.m. Keynote & Discussion: Secrets of Student Motivation in Hybrid Learning
Sheryl Abshire, EduJedi and Retired CTO Calcasieu, Parish School System.
Description: Excerpts from “The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child” by late author Richard Lavoie, will be summarized such as What is motivation?, the forces of motivation, the six kinds of motivation and how to implement them for winning teaching and learning. At the end of this keynote, Sheryl will share what technologies are doing to lend a hand and how, bridging Richard’s wisdom into current circumstances of hybrid and remote learning.
Wed. Nov. 18th 11:00-4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Day 2 - Leading Digital Learning Experience
11:00-11:30 a.m. Educator Session on Models & Practice:
Jay Heap, Associate Superintendent for Tech Services, Georgia Department of Education
11:30-12:00 a.m. Educator Session on Models & Practice: title and speaker TBD
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn
1:00-2:00 p.m. Digital Experience Standards Workshop
Chris McMurray, VP EduJedi Leadership, Learning Counsel
Description: The experience of learning digitally is different than the traditional classroom whether hybrid or remote. The EduJedi have been busy with creating a draft comparative model to the age-old ADDIES model of instructional design, plus a set of new Standards that acknowledge the emerging complexity in the software-side of choosing and using tools. Both of these new elements are accompanied with the new EduJedi Dictionary of terms. This session presents these in brief and provides for discussion time about implementation and editing ideas from all attendees. Be sure to read or at least scan your Dictionary prior to attending!
2:00-2:30 p.m. Educator Session Models & Practice: title and speaker TBD
2:30-3:00 p.m. Educator Session on Models & Practice: title and speaker TBD
3:00-4:00 p.m. Local Panel of Administrators | Our Digital Transition
Dr. Keith Osburn, Chief Information Officer, Georgia Department of Education (GA) - Panel Nov 18
The EduJedi Dictionary, FREE to all registrants for prior study and live discussion with this event. This exclusive EduJedi resource helps provide greater focus on the student and what they do through greater basic understanding by educators of different technologies. This is important today because nearly all schools are grappling with synchronous and asynchronous modes, complicated further by remote and/or on-site learning enabled by technology. Link for download is sent after registration. It contains a revised terminology dictionary for edtech, the draft EduJedi Instructional Design Model, and draft Digital Learning Experience Standards for administrators, teachers and students.
We also encourage all attendees to purchase and read this book prior to the event, although it is not required. Our speaker on motivation will present an executive summary of its basic precepts tied to the current remote and hybrid education realities.
We look forward to having you join your educator peers for these lively and essential workshops.
Voices from Previous Virtual Events
“Learning Counsel is one of our beginning resources to help us to calibrate our plan.” -- Lindsay Smith, K-12 Supervisor of Educational Technology, Central Bucks School District, PA
“I think it's just really imperative that we're having these kinds of conversations that we're sharing resources and information about how we're approaching this problem.” -- David Long, Superintendent, Beaver County School District, UT
“A lot of educators have gone through PD over the years to integrate technology in the classrooms. When COVID broke, they didn’t quite know what to do in some cases. And I’m not saying everybody, but there was a lot of trying to figure out how do we live in navigating this world. It was a little disheartening at first, but we are getting our feet underneath us.” – James O’Hagan, Director of Digital Learning, Racine Unified School District, WI
“The 40/60 split was in the forefront of my mind as I started working from 7:00 until 7:00 on screen. So, I do want to say that that fatigue is real and it will happen to our teachers and our students as well. And so I think it’s really important to lay out the plan of the day, so we did that quickly. Our primary focus is to create normalcy for our students and create and continue the relationships that are built within the classroom when you are actually in a school. And the secondary piece was really continuing to educate our students and cover standards and make sure that the online learning was happening. It was really that social, emotional connection and normalcy. We realize that we’re not creating digital online learning; we are trying to learn digitally through the digital platform during a pandemic under stress. So, we keep that all in mind.”– Lisa Riggs, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Gresham Barlow School District, OR